Iwan Morgan | This group has shown real character

26th April
Iwan Morgan Celebrates against Ipswich Town

Swansea City Under-18s' top scorer Iwan Morgan applauded his team-mates' character and passion after staging a second-half comeback against Ipswich Town in the Professional Development League. 

Morgan netted his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season respectively after converting from the spot and drilling home from close-range with 30 minutes played.

But the visitors pulled one back just moments later as Trialist B swept down the left to find the net to halve the deficit, and the Trialist would go on to complete his hat-trick after the break with two goals in 10 minutes.

Those two goals came either side of a red card for Ipswich Town which saw them play out the remainder of the fixture with 10 men.

And the Swans were able to take advantage of the extra man and responded with three goals in the final 25 minutes to claim the points, with Morgan getting the first of them to complete his hat-trick and level the scores.

It was the second hat-trick of the season for the Wales Under-17 international, after grabbing four goals against Colchester United back in November.

"I think we showed some amazing quality in the first-half, we came out of the blocks really well and set the tempo. We went one-nil up, then two-nil up," said Morgan.

"We should have sealed the game in the first half, but we did let that goal in which we were disappointed with.

"Ipswich came out in the second half with some real intensity, pressed us really hard and they dominated the opening 15 to 20 minutes.

"But, with the red card in our favour, we knew we could regain control. As I said, we set the tempo and we picked it back up in the second half.

"And it showed in the end, we had so many chances and that's what got us the win.

"As a group, we have some great characters, everyone has a big heart and everyone just loves playing football. I knew we'd get back into it. 

"All the boys lead by example, even if they're not on the ball or they're just working hard. That's just the kind of group that they are.

"There's been times in the past where we've let those leads slip away, but we stuck together and made sure that didn't happen."